Park Shi Hoo is a South Korean actor. He began his entertainment career as an underwear model and stage actor, then made his official television debut in 2005. After several years in supporting roles, Shi Hoo rose to fame in 2010 with the popular romantic comedy series “Queen of Reversals” and “Prosecutor Princess”. This was followed by leading roles in the period drama “The Princess’ Man” and thriller film “Confession of Murder”. In 2013, Shi Hoo’s career was rocked by allegations of sexual assault, but the charges were later dropped.
His father, Park Yong Hoon, used to be a fashion and commercial model in the 1960s and 1970s, and his younger brother, Park Wu Ho, is a former baseball player for the Hyundai Unicorns.
On February 18, 2013, Shi Hoo was involved in a scandal where he was accused of raping a 22-year-old aspiring actress. In a statement released through his management agency, Shi Hoo denied the allegation; he admitted that he had sex with the woman but claimed it was consensual. On May 9, all charges against Shi Hoo were dropped when the alleged victim withdrew her complaint against him. Shi Hoo’s career was temporarily halted after this scandal.
For his comeback, Shi Hoo was reportedly considering taking on the leading role in the 2014 series “Golden Cross”, but continuing public outrage regarding his 2013 case led broadcaster KBS to cancel his casting, with the Korea Entertainment Management Association stating that “Shi Hoo still needs more time.” Instead, he focused on overseas activities, holding a photo exhibition in Japan titled “The Man Who Was There”, and starring in the 2014 Chinese film “Scent”. He also filmed the Korean-Chinese co-produced drama film “After Love” opposite Yoon Eun Hye.
Shi Hoo is set to return to Korean entertainment in 2015, two years after his controversy, in the cable series “Neighborhood Hero”.